The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for SOA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SOA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 40 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1  
Contract jobs citing SOA 2 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.56% 2.66% 2.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 3.19% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Median daily rate £363 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £50.39 £35.63
% change year-on-year -15.65% +41.44%  

SOA is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 312 407 289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 87.64% 83.23% 80.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 207 146
Median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.31% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £20.00 £14.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

SOA
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham citing SOA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SOA in Nottingham

SOA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SOA in Nottingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SOA in Nottingham

SOA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SOA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Nottingham region with a requirement for SOA.

1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
1 6 (85.71%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Software AG
2 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) webMethods
2 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Hudson
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) OpenID
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) OAuth2
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Apigee
4 1 (14.29%) API Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking

SOA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle BPEL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Hudson
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (42.86%) webMethods Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) SOA Developer
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Database Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architect
3 1 (14.29%) TIBCO Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) RESTful
1 6 (85.71%) SOAP
1 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) XSLT
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) JAX-WS
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) OAuth2
4 1 (14.29%) OpenID
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) IT Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) API Integration
3 1 (14.29%) BPEL
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) MVVM
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) XAML
2 1 (14.29%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Software AG
1 3 (42.86%) webMethods
2 1 (14.29%) Apigee
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) TIBCO